An amazing story:


The Associated Press

Updated: 6:57 p.m. ET March  02, 2004

PHILADELPHIA – Luz Cuevas took one look at the dimpled, dark-haired little girl at a birthday party and instantly knew two things: She was watching her own daughter — presumed killed in a 1997 fire — and she needed a way to prove it.

So Cuevas pretended the 6-year-old girl had gum in her hair, removed five strands from the child’s head, folded them in a napkin and placed them in a plastic bag.

“Because of TV, I knew they needed hair for the DNA,” Cuevas said Tuesday.

The DNA tests confirmed a mother’s intuition.


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